Meteorological Modeling Program

PI: Paul J. Roebber, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.


  1. Accurately describe the overwater wind field during storms (including fine-scale variations) in order to assess the importance of wind-induced currents and waves in initiating and maintaining resuspension events.
  2. Address the question as to whether resuspension events represent a response to the aggregate effects of a season of individual storm events or an episodic response to a single large storm event.



Research Products (Publications, conference papers and presentations)

Roebber, P.J. and M.G. Gehring, 2000: Realtime prediction of the lake breeze on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Wea. Forecasting, 15, 298-312.

Roebber, P.J., 2000: The use of storm-scale resolution NWP for operational forecasting of atmospheric convection. International Conference on Scientific Computing, Milwaukee, WI, 25-27 May 2000.

Roebber, P.J., 1999: The role of Lake Michigan in modulating upstream weather conditions: experience with realtime forecasts using MM5 in warm and cold seasons and priorities for future model development. Proceedings of the 9th Penn State/NCAR MM5 Users' Workshop, 23-25 June 1999, Boulder, CO.

Beletsky, D., D.J. Schwab, P.J. Roebber and J. Lou, 1999: Hydrodynamic modeling for the 1998 Lake Michigan coastal turbidity plume event. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. 3-5 November 1999, New Orleans, LA

Collaborators Schwab (hydrodynamic modeling and historical investigation of prior events) and Beletsky (hydrodynamic modeling)